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54th Indiana Infantry - 1 Year
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
54th Indiana Infantry (1 Year) Officer Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 2, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1865 View Entire Book
54th Indiana Infantry (1 Year) Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 5, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866 View Entire Book

Regimental History
Fifty-fourth Indiana Infantry (One Year Service). — Col., Fielding Mansfield; Lieut. -Cols., Herman Sturm, Daniel Shrader; Majs., Daniel Shrader, Oliver M. Wilson. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in Oct., 1862, for one year, and was mustered in Nov. 16. It left the state Dec. 9 for Memphis, where it was assigned to De Courcy's brigade, Morgan's division, 13th army corps. It joined Sherman's expedition to Vicksburg in December, and participated in two charges at Chickasaw bluffs, losing 264 in killed, wounded and missing. It was in the expedition to Arkansas Post in Jan., 1863, returning to Young's point after the reduction of that place. With Osterhaus' division, leading the advance and opening the way for Grant's army in the Vicksburg campaign, it participated at Port Gibson, garrisoned Raymond, and with three other regiments moved thence as escort of prisoners to the Yazoo river. It entered the trenches and participated in the siege of Vicksburg, then moved with its brigade to the Big Black river, and was with the advance on Jackson, participating in the capture of that city. It returned to Vicksburg; then moving to New Orleans joined the Army of the Gulf; moved with the expedition up the Teche as far as Opelousas and Vermillionville, and was mustered out at New Orleans, Dec. 8, 1863. Its original strength was 956; gain by recruits, 33; total, 989. Loss by death, 216; desertion, 81; unaccounted for, 358.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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